I have a lipo battery, 11.1v, 2200mah, 20C. I needed to connect to to a smaller wire because the thing I am connecting it to has a little jst connector.
So I bodgily just wired the thick wire to the thin wire and plugged it in - All works perfectly fine.
The problem is, when using it continuously the thin wire gets warm and after about a minute it gets hot.
Now I wouldnt be running it continuously like that anyway out of testing, only in bursts. But I am worried because you know, lipos are fire hazards and hot wires just arent something I am comfortable having going on.
My question is what can I do to stop the heat problem?
I thought of just rewiring the gel ball blaster with thicker wires, but that seems like the longest way to fix this.
I thought about unsoldering the thick wires from the battery and soldering the thin ones to it, but would they get hot that way? (Im new to electronics xD) I dont want to do it and the battery catches fire in my hands haha.
The other thing I was thinking, maybe someone knows of some sort of connector that is made for connecting thick wires with thin ones and restricting the current or whatever happens so the small wire doesnt get hot.
One thing I should have done before asking is check if the wires on the original smaller battery get hot with extended use. I doubt it but you never know with chinese engineering xD
Anyways I look forward to your answers and welcome myself to this community : D
P.S I tried to upload photos but I am using my phone and it says they are too large for the forum. I will try to find a way to resize then upload afterward.